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K-MART RECORDS MARCH 2017 LIST (Village Choir, Eddie Hughes etc)

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Hello and welcome to the March 2017 Sales list. A few of the highlights below!

Northern Soul – Not many rare ones in this section. There’s a minty Eddie Hughes “Soul searcher” and then a bunch of cheapies, all in nice condition and alot of musically great ones so look closely.

Crossover – Justice Dept and Dale Darby, LA rarities utilizing the same backing track. Two superb ones on Volt Records – Roz Ryan and Newcomers “Open up your heart”. Bonnevilles killer double header “Play it cool” b/w “I’ll be right there”. Fifth Avenue Band “One way or another”, Festivals “You’ve got the makings of a lover” and many more.

Modern Soul – rarities in the form of Village Choir “Sweet hot lips”/”Along the beach” (vinyl, purple label versions), Lamar & Belinda Dunn, Billy P. Hughes on Charli-Barbara. But the real strength here is in musical quality, solid cheapies from Dede Warwick, Touch of Class, Smoke, Wales Wallace etc etc.

Deep/Sweet/Group – Some real nice 45’s here too. Webs super indemand “It’s so hard to break a habit”, Soul Pushers, Mandells “All or nothing”, Exit “The little green monster” plus a row of cheaper but equally good ones.

There’s also a small 12 inch and a LP section.

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Modern Soul & Two step 45’s


Village Choir – Sweet hot lips / Along the beach Pt. 1 – N.Y.C. Street Sound / VG+ / £550 (Two killer sides! Purple label vinyl pressing, the more desirable version with the two best versions. Light marks only, plays nicely. Soundfiles from actual copy for sale.)



Billy P. Hughes – Work with what you’ve got / You’re so good for me – Charli-Barbara / VG / £225 (Very rare modern soul on the same label as the Burton Inc album. One dancer side and one slow side. Record has many light marks and a couple of scuffs. To see how it plays check the soundfile below, it’s the actual copy for sale.)



E.K.G. – Give me love – The Roadrunners / EX / £80 (Essential 80s modern soul, and one that needs to be heard loud on a dancefloor to be fully understood.)



Lamar & Belinda Dunn – Love and hate – Kader / EX / £75 (Absolutely killer two stepper, starts out pretty straight forward then breaks out in some real good, quirky and synthesized vibes. Most copies of this are pressed off centre, this one plays fine. Small writing on label.)



Anthony White – Never let you get away from me – PIR / EX / £70 (Essential Philly soul dancer! His rarest 45. The 45 version is the superior and longer to the one found on his PIR album.)



Debbie Taylor – I have learned to do without you / Cheaper in the long run – Polydor / EX / £60 (Two sublime slowies, highly recommended!)




Billy Cole – Bump all night / Extra careful – Recreational and Educational Enterprises / EX / £40 (Killer double header, funky disco backed with crossover soul dancer. Here on original Jamaica release, blue print variation. According to Discogs this one came before the red print one. Vinyl is clean but label a bit bubbly.)




Johnny Harris – Odyssey Pt. 1 / Pt. 2 – Sunshine Sound / EX / £30 (Scarce 45 release of this underground disco classic.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8BCVVUSmWo (45 is 3:09)


Futures – Ain’t no time fa nothing – PIR / EX / £25 (Rarer issue of this classic 2 step/rare groover. Stamp on label.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYVdoO0ZMMs (45 version is 3:30)


Arrivals – Wrapped up in your love – 20th Century / EX / £25 (Killer Holland-Dozier-Holland production on a rare issue only 45.)



Will Hart – Check out your mind – Mother Earth / EX / £25 (Absolutely great two stepper from the former Delfonics member.)



Finishing Touch – Second best (Is never enough) / Your love has put a spell on me – Philly Groove / EX / £25 (Essential Philly soul dancer. That came out twice with two different flips, here the great slowie “Your love has put a spell on me”.)




Sergio Mendez – If I ever lose this heaven – Elektra / EX / £25 (Another superb version of this well covered Leon Ware track. Tricky one to find, especially on issue copy like this one.)



Dede Warwick – Funny how we change places / Get out of my life – Private Stock / EX / £25 (Two awesome sides from Dionne’s sister. One dancer, one ballad.)




Touch of Class – You got to know better – Midsong International / EX / £20 (Superb modern soul dancer. Feel good stuff!)



Oliver Cheatham – Don’t pop the question – Soul Junction / EX / £20 (Superb previously unissued modern soul dancer.)



Sir Wales Wallace – What ever you want – Innovation II / EX / £20 (Classic modern soul dancer which comes highly recommended. Green label black print label variation.)



Carolyn Crawford – Just got to be more careful / Saving all the love I got for you – PIR / EX / £20 (Rare issue copy with both sides. One dancer, one ballad.)



Smoke – Oh love – Mo-Soul / EX / £20 (Killer version of the Barry White tune that works really well on the dancefloor. This is the styrene pressing, which is to prefer here before the vinyl one because that one plays quite poor due to poor pressing/recycled vinyl.)



Black Ice – Blind over you – HDM / EX / £20 (Killer two step version!!)



Perfect Touch – Merry go round – Morning Glory / EX / £15 (Great feel good modern soul out of Detroit.)



Jeffree – Mr. Fix-it / Take my love – Mca / EX / £15 (Solid double header from Jeff Perry. Tan/brown label variation, complete with company sleeve.)




Jeff & Aleta – Love touch – SRI / EX / £15 (Superb, deep modern soul dancer.)



Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes – Wake up everybody – PIR / EX / £12 (Classic! Interesting because it is the 7:32 full length version. Solid centre 33rpm release, white label promo. Mono label side has stain and an X, stereo label side is clean.)



Sundray Tucker – If it was me – TK / EX / £10 (Very nice issue only mellow groove/stepper, artist is the same as the one who released the NS classic “I love you baby” as Cindy Scott.)



Rick James – Fool on the street – Gordy / EX / £10 (A bit untypical release for Rick, blends nicely into a set of rare and expensive modern soul 7 inchers.)



Finis Henderson – Skip to my lou – Motown / EX / £10 (Very cool boogie number. White label promo copy with small label text. Initial writtens on label.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InjQjewxCks (45 version is 4:07)


Weapons of Peace – This life’s (About to get me down) – Playboy / EX/EX / £10 (Superb midtempo modern soul dancer. Here complete with picture sleeve.)



Brenda & the Tabulations – One girl too late / Magic of her love – Epic / VG+ / £8 (Killer proto two step! Yellow label first press.)




Invisible Man’s Band – Really wanna see you – Boardwalk / EX / £8 (Catchy and popular modern/disco dancer. With company sleeve.)



Brainstorm – You put a charge in my life – Tabu / EX / £8 (Solid two stepper from Belita Woods and her group. White demo, price written on one label side.)



Willie Hutch – Just another day – Motown / VG+ / £8 (Perhaps is best dancer, essential! Vinyl has jukebox swirl, plays well.)



Mass Production – Welcome to our world – Cotillion / EX / £8 (Great funky disco dancer that’s expensive on 12 inch. Nice clean copy complete with company sleeve.)



Controllers – The people want music – Juana / VG+ / £8 (Cool looking white demo of this great modern soul dancer, ignore the title! Record has a few sleeve marks, plays great.)



Escorts – Love is like a dream – Knockout/Helva / EX /  £6 (Awesome falsetto lead modern soul dancer. Used this in my DJ spots a few times.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymcX143s8lI (45 version is 4:25)


Stirling Silver – Sunshine (When I got you) / Damned if I do – Columbia / EX / £6 (Great modern dancer. Rarer issue copy with different flip which ain’t bad either. Stamp on label.)




Little Dooley – (It’s got to be) Now or never – North Bay / EX / £6 (Philly soul evergreen. Heavenly floater type of sound.)



Delfonics – I told you so – Philly Groove / EX / £6 (Rarer white demo of this great modern soul dancer.)



Bill Withers – You got the stuff Pt.1 / same – Columbia / EX / £6 (Great bumping funky disco which is a slayer on the dancefloor. White demo vinyl copy.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcCXWcY2t-Y (45 has a more down to business 4:58 version)


Johnny Bristol – Do it to my mind – Atlantic / EX / £5 (Evergreen!)



Dramatics – No rebate on love – Mainstream / EX / £5 (Superb cheapie and a non LP cut by this talented group.)



Tyrone Davis – In the mood – Columbia / EX / £5 (Two step classic.)



Stylistics – Hurry up this way again – TSOP / EX / £5 (Two step classic!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw5lfVzxfbI (45 version is 3:28)


Northern Soul & Funk 45s


Eddy Hughes – Soul searcher – Bard / EX / £1000 (Major Detroit rarity, and a great soulful midtempo/beat ballad dancer. Very nice and clean copy here, usually seen beat up.)



Isley Brothers – Why when love is gone / Take me in your arms – Tamla / EX / £60 (My fave Isley Brothers NS dancer, such a powerhouse. Indemand and fairly rare on US Tamla and only found on issue copies. Label has BB hole.)




Dewey Terry – Do on my feet – Tumbleweed / EX / £40 (Hard hitting and powerful deep funk. DJ copy.)



Donald Jenkins & the Delighters – My lucky day / Music revolution –  Black Beauty / EX / £35 (Soulful and great midtempo group harmony dancer. Group harmony lowrider type of flip. As new copy!)




Justine Washington – I can’t wait until I see my baby – Sue / VG+ / £30 (Superb early girl group type of take of this classic song by Baby Washtington. BB hole through label. Vinyl is pretty much clean from scratches but has cloudy looking stains which does not affect play.)




Millionaires – It ain’t no achievement / Love is strange – Speciality / EX / £30 (Lovely group harmony dancer by this talented group. Funky soul on the flip.)




Millionaires – And the rains came – Speciality / EX / £30 (Great soulful NS midtempo dancer. Second press with rounded outer edge, comes complete with company sleeve.)



Intrigues – I’m gonna love you – Yew / VG+ / £30 (Classic feel good NS dancer. White/green paper/logo label variation. Record has some light marks but it plays great.)



Jean Wells – With my love and what you got – Calla / EX / £30 (Storming northern soul oldie!)



Jean Wells – What have I got to lose – Calla / EX / £20 (More of a crossover record but wanted to list it with the above one. Needs to be played out loud to be fully understood!)



Jo Ann Garrett – I’m so afraid – Chess / EX / £25 (Superb midtempo dancer with the Dells on backing vocals.)



Johnny Sayles – My love’s a monster / Never let me go – Chi-Town / EX / £20 (Chicago hard soul classic. Flip is deep soul. Label has partial ring wear.)




O’Jays – I’ll never let you go / It won’t hurt – Imperial / VG+ / £12 (Two great midtempo sides. BB hole through label. Just shy of EX and plays great.)




Bethea the Masked Man & the Agents – I wouldn’t come back – Dynamo / EX / £10 (Underrated midtempo dancer.)



Tammi Terrell – This old heart of mine / Just too much to hope for – Motown / EX / £8 (Essential Motown! BB hole through label.)




Crossover Soul 45’s


Bonnevilles – Play it cool / I’ll be right there – Now / EX / £180 (Amazing group soul with a crossover feel. Flip is equally good but slower.)




Justice Dept. – Come back baby (To my empty arms) – Fair Play / VG+ / £110 (Great and rare LA crossover from Arthur Wright. Vinyl is just shy of EX with a few light marks, plays great.)



Dale Darby – Don’t put our love off (Another day) – L.A. Central / EX / £110 (Very obscure crossover using the same backing track as the above listing. This is the first release of the label and rarer than his others.)



Roz Ryan – You’re my only temptation – Volt / EX / £100 (Nice and clean promo copy of this crossover evergreen.)



Fifth Avenue Band – One way or the other – Reprise / EX / £90 (White demo of this classic feel good crossover dancer. Sold for £175 on eBay earlier this year.)



Eddie Parker – Body chains – Prodigal / VG+ / £60 (White demo of this powerful crossover soul dancer. Another winner from the “I’m gone” man. Vinyl has a few light marks. Same song on both sides, one plays with a few pops etc the other one more or less clean.)



Tammi Terrell / Brenda Holloway – All I do is think about you – Tamla / EX / £60 (Highly sought after unofficial release of these stunning versions of the song later made famous by the Stevie Wonder. Nice white demo Tamla design like on the copy of the first youtube video, and superb sound quality. 500 copies limited run that since long dried out. Has sold on Discogs for a lot more.)




Michael Lizzmore – Promise that you’ll wait – Capitol / VG / £50 (Classic and great midtempo crossover. Vinyl has many light marks but “Promise that you’ll wait” plays EX, ballad flip VG with light crackles. Comes in matching company sleeve.)



J.R. Bailey – Love won’t wear off – Calla / VG+ / £50 (Dreamy crossover from one of my fave artists. Record just shy of EX, plays great.)



Ray Lewis – Cool love / Sugar Toe – Atco / EX / £50 (Rare issue only crossover, two fab sides. Poindexter brothers production and recorded around the same time as his D’ar 45. Very nice and clean copy complete with company sleeve.)




Festivals – You’ve got the makings of a lover – Smash / VG+ / £45 (An absolute pearl! And one that was given wider recognition together with “Maybe so, maybe no” after the Mayer Hawthorne covers a few years back. Light sleeve marks, plays great.)



Skip Mahoney and Casuals – Town called no-where / Seems like – DC International / EX / £45 (Funky club soul backed with a great group harmony ballad.)




Vivian Copeland – He knows my key (Is always in the mailbox) – D’Oro / EX / £30 (Clean copy of this classic crossover track.)



T.S.U. Toronadoes – What good am I? / Getting the corner – Atlantic / EX / £25 (Very clean vinyl copy of this needs-no-introduction-classic.)




Shock – Footsteps across your mind / Why should I forgive you – Sirocco / EX / £25 (Classic double header, crossover backed with sweet soul. Both sides are awesome. Green label vinyl variation here, very clean copy too.)




Newcomers – Open up your heart / Girl, this boy loves you – Volt / VG / £25 (Current indemander. Vinyl has light marks, “Open up…” side plays well, flip with a little crackle in the intro.)




Pretenders – I wanna be / Hearts were made to love – Carnival / VG+ / £20 (Two fab sides, feel good crossover backed with lowrider classic. Clean copy apart from inaudible jukebox swirls.)




Geraldine Hunt – Never, never leave me – Roulette / EX / £20 (Absolutely lovely crossover dancer.)



Kool & the Gang – Chocolate buttermilk – De-Lite / VG / £15 (Classic 1969 feel good funky soul instrumental. Vinyl copy with plenty of light marks, plays fine. Flipside label has writing.)



Notations – I can’t stop / I’m still here – Twinight / VG+ / £15 (Classic 1970 Chicago double header, one dancer side and one slow side.)




Notations – A new day / At the crossroads – Twinight / EX / £15 (Same winning concept as their one listed above – one killer dancer side and one killer ballad. Label has round sticker residue mark.)




Vibrations – Wind up toy – Mandala / EX / £12 (White demo of this little crossover pearl. Writing on flipside.)



Maryann Farra & Satin Soul – Living in the footsteps of another girl / Stoned out of my mind – Brunswick / EX / £10 (Two great takes of the Chi-Lites songs.)




Stage IV – Just another guy – Milllie / EX / £8 (Indie version of the George Kerr written Timothy Wilson track.)



Gladys Knight & The Pips – The tracks of my tears – Soul / EX / £6 (Awesome Smokey cover! Clean copy complete with company sleeve but has small round sticker on flipside.)



Paramount Four – Sorry ain’t the word / James Carpenter – A state of mind – Kent Select / EX / £6 (Two great previously unissued crossover sounds.)






Exit – The little green monster / You got to put your head down – Dal-Tex / EX / £140 (Their third release on the label and by far the best one. Superb ballad backed with a modern soul dancer. Vinyl is clean but label has the address scratched out, Soul Bowl style.)




Webs – It’s so hard to break a habit / Give in – Popside / VG / £110 (Popular sweet with a beat ballad. Record is strong VG with some light marks, ballad side plays ok but but not perfect. Dancer side plays well. Soundfile from the actual copy for sale.)


Soul Pushers – With a broken heart – Ambush / EX / £90 (Great group soul rarity.)



Toppiks – Give it a chance to grow / Surrender – Larsam / EX / £80 (Nice clean minty copy of this amazing group harmony ballad two sider.)




Mandells – All or nothing / Don’t make a mistake – Trans World Sound / EX / £80 (Two killer group harmony sides. On that’s rarer than their other 45’s on the label especially in this clean condition.)




Love Potion – This love – Kapp / VG+ / £50 (Total classic! Same as Joy-Tones of course. Vinyl just shy of EX with a few light marks not affecting play.)



Della Humphrey – Don’t make the good girls go bad / Your love is all I need – Arctic / EX / £50 (Two slabs of high quality Philly soul. Killer lowrider type of slowie. Flip is slightly more gritty but also good. Well hard 45 to find in clean condition.)




Equations – Oh you sweet darling / Have faith – All Platinum / EX / £45 (Their first, rarer and better 45 on the label. Nice clean copy, usually seen beat up.)




Ed Robinson – Temptation’s ‘bout to get me / Face it – Atco / EX / £45 (Great deep soul, funky flip. Nice clean vinyl promo copy complete with company sleeve.)




Masqueraders – Let’s face the facts / I don’t want nobody to lead me on – Wand / VG+ / £45 (Intense deep soul backed with uptempo song. Same superb looking vinyl white demo copy as pictured in the videos below. Record just shy of EX with a few inaudible and light marks.)




Fabulous Four – Everybody’s got to have a heart – Saintmo / EX / £40 (Superb group harmony.)



Three Reasons – Take me back – Carnival / EX / £40 (Another killer group harmony on this solid label. They really let go! Very funky instrumental flip by Wilbur Bascomb & the Zodiacs.)




Freddie Waters – Love is a strange thing – Ref-O-Ree / EX / £40 (Great group harmony with an to me unknown backing group.)



Ulti-Mations – Without you / Would I do it over – Mar-V-Lus / EX / £35 (Superb slowie with equally good midtempo flip.)




Magic Tones – There is nothing better than love – Mah’s / EX / £35 (Amazing slowie with that unmistakable Detroit sound.)



Variations – Yesterday is gone / Empty words – Bob-Joy / EX / £35 (Two excellent sides of group harmony on Ohio indie. First label before being picked up by OKeh. Hard to find in clean condition!)




Woman – That’s how it is / I want to get back – Shock / EX / £35 (Two great slowies. And what a cool label design, wish they used it for more releases.)




Diplomats – I’ve got the kind of love – Dynamo / EX / £30 (Awesome moody group soul. Clean vinyl copy, not the styrene one.)



Lee Williams & the Cymbals – I’ll be gone / I love you more – Carnival / EX / £30 (Clean vinyl copy of this excellent NYC double header.)




Archie Bell & the Drells – She’s my woman, she’s my girl – East-West / EX / £30 (Killer Impressions-styled slowie. Second label after very rare Ovide release, this is also quite hard to find. Dance flip. X on label.)




Otis Leavill – It must be love / I still love you  – Dakar / EX  £25 (Great and sublime ballad, great take on the Phillip Mitchell song. Rare issue copy with crossover flip, usually seen on double sided white demo.)



Whispers – As I sit here / Never again – Doré / EX / £25 (Later press with slightly different version of these two excellent early 60’s cuts.)




Creations – Oh baby! – Globe / EX / £25 (Classic Chicago group harmony double header, slowie backed with midtempo.)




Visitors – Until you came along / I’m in danger – Bashie / EX / £25 (First green label copy of this killer ballad. Flip is nice crossover soul.)



Star-Tells – Falling in love with you girl / You’re wrong about me – Lamarr / EX / £20 (Super soulful slowie borrowing a little from Lovelites “My conscience”. Flip is more of the same but more of a ballad.)




Jimmy Norman – Love is wonderful – Little Star / EX / £20 (Rather lovely beat ballad with the O’Jays doing backing singing.)



Invincibles – Heart full of love 1970 – Stardom / EX / £20 (Second version of this classic sweet soul cut. Very similar to the first version released on Warner Brothers five years earlier.)



Billy & the Bloodknots – Gotta get away / Only trying to mess up my mind – Josie / VG+ / £20 (Vinyl white demo of this excellent double header. Record has light marks but plays well.)




Lovers – Someone / Do this for me – Philips / EX / £15 (Superb lowrider kind of sound backed with NS dancer. Nice clean stock copy complete with company sleeve.)




George Kerr – Sunday – All Platinum / EX / £15 (IMO his best, and easily the best version of the song.)



Superlatives – Don’t walk away / Lonely in a crowd – Dynamics / VG+ / £15 (Rarer first label of this Detroit group double header. Vinyl just shy of EX, plays well.)




Four Mints – Row-row-row my boat / They were wrong – Capsoul / EX / £15 (Two great cuts off their “Gently down your stream” LP. White/Green second label.)




Broadways – Goin’ goin’ gone / You just don’t know – MGM / EX / £12 (Superb group harmony backed with a atmospheric NS dancer. Clean copy complete with company sleeve.)




Manhattans – I call it love – Carnival / VG+ / £10 (Another lovely slowie by this talented group. Record has a few light marks, just shy of EX and plays great.)



Majestic Arrows – Another day – Bandit / EX / £10 (Perhaps the best cut from these balladeer masters.)



Tomorrow’s Promise – You’re sweet, you’re fine, you’re everything – Capitol / EX / £8 (Absolutely superb modern sweet ballad. Nice clean copy complete with company sleeve.)


New Concepts – Give me another chance – Philips / EX / £6 (Classy Chicago soul. Issue copy complete with company sleeve, label has bb cut out hole.)



Soul/Disco 12’s


J.D. Hall – I wanna get into you – Essar / EX / £30 (The long version of this monster dancer, just gets deeper and deeper the longer it goes.)



Sex O’Clock – You’re my man – Prelude / EX / £12 (Slow grinding disco in the Johnny Bristol/Barry white tradition. Comes in generic black/red text Prelude company sleeve.)



Soul Albums


Five Stairsteps – s/t – Windy C / EX/EX / £45 (Usually not a fan of kiddie soul but this 60’s soul album is solid listening throughout. We can problably blame Curtis Mayfield for that. Personal standouts in “World of fantasy”, “Don’t waste your time” and “Behind the curtains” but again the whole LP is good. DJ stamp on back cover.)





John Minnis’ Big Bone Band – s/t – John Minnis / EX / £40 (Reissue of very rare original, often sold as original. The version of “I want your love” her is so much better than the 45 version.)



Bobby Wilson – I’ll be your rainbow – Buddah / EX/EX / £25 (With “Deeper and deeper” and the killer modern soul dancer “Don’t shut me out” which is LP only. Nice and fresh copy, only flaw is a tiny cut out saw mark.)




Luther – This close to you – Cotillion / EX/EX / £20 (The classic second album. Cut out saw mark. “Don’t wanna be your fool” and “Follow my love” is the standouts but the whole album is pleasurable listening throughout.)




Richard Stepp – Holiday in Hollywood – Infinity / EX/EX / £20 (With the excellent blue eyed modern soul dancer “Caught up in a whirlwind”. Feel good deluxe! Tiny cut out saw mark. Company gold stamp on front cover.)



Rene & Angela – Wall to wall – Capitol / EX/EX / £8 (Must have 1981 LP filled with great boogie and two step cuts. Cut out hole, stamp on label.)






Love Unlimited – Love is back – Unlimited Gold / EX/EX / £6 (White label promo copy of this killer LP. Personal standouts being the two stepper “If you want me, say it” and the smooth disco classic “Hip steppin’ hip dressin’ fella”. Not for sale gold promo stamp on back.)




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